Arts and Culture

Inspiration abounds

The Lake Champlain Region, with its majestic mountains, scenic lakes, and historic communities, has long been a destination for artists and writers eager to be inspired by the beautiful natural landscape and peaceful solitude. Today, the region is home to bustling arts communities offering galleries, exhibits, Lake Champlain events, festivals, and venues for creative pursuits.

Artistic creativity and historic sites

For an evening of world-class performances with historic charm, don't miss the charming Depot Theatre, a restored 1876 train station — and one of the more popular Lake Champlain attractions — that plays hosts to professional artists throughout the year. Meadowmount School of Music, located in Lewis, is a summer school for aspiring professional musicians where visitors can catch inspiring concerts from students, faculty, and distinguished guests during the summer months.

In the historic town of Essex, visit a variety of art galleries and shops, and attend creative workshops. Discover handcrafted goods, antiques, collectibles, and view local artwork. Stop by the Heritage House in Westport for music and art by local artists, or visit the Hand House in Elizabethtown and enjoy concerts and performances highlighting 20th century works.

Throughout all four seasons, find an array of artistic offerings, celebrations, and festivals on the Adirondack Coast of Lake Champlain! View Lake Champlain lodging options and book your trip today. 

The Whallonsburg Grange

The historic home of Whallonsburgh Patrons of Husbandry #954, the Whallonsburg Grange Hall, built in 1915, has been restored and reclaimed as a vibrant year-round community center for music,...

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1610 NYS Rte 22, Essex, 12936
Murals of Port Henry

A Village of Port Henry Walking Tour. Enjoy this collection of public art. Eighteen murals are interspersed throughout this historic village; one (no.18) in the hamlet of Mineville.

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Village, Port Henry, 12974
Meadowmount School of Music

A world renowned school of music with distinguished alumni. Meadowmount has been instructing students in violin, viola, cello, and piano for more than 70 years. On-campus concerts are offered...

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1424 County Rt 10, Westport, 12993
Adirondack Art Association Gallery
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2750 Main Street
PO Box 158, Essex, 12936
Adirondack History Museum

 

Elizabethtown's original central school provides ample space for a large collection of artifacts from over 200 years of Essex County history and culture. The 2019 seasonal exhibits...

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7590 Court Street, Elizabethtown, 12932
Adirondack Architectural Heritage

Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) is the nonprofit historic preservation organization for the Adirondacks. AARCH was formed in 1990 with a mission to promote better public understanding,...

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1745 Main Street, Keeseville, 12944
Depot Theatre

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The Depot Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre located in a historic, functioning 1876 train station in Westport, N.Y., The Depot Theatre is the only professional Actors’...

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6705 Main Street, Westport, 12993
The Clayton Family Gallery

The Clayton Family Gallery is located in the Adirondack Architectural Heritage office building, which is located in the renovated, historic Ausable Horse Nail Factory offices. 

The gallery...

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1745 Main Street, Keeseville, 12944
Soundwaves

Soundwaves presents world class musical acts in a community summer concert series held on the pavilion stage in the natural amphitheater at Ballard Park in Westport, NY. Curated by veteran jazz...

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Ballard Park
Main Street, Westport, 12993
Ticonderoga Festival Guild

The Ticonderoga Festival Guild provides a diverse arts program year-round. In summer, the Guild presents performances by jazz, folk, and big band acts from around the country.

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PO Box 125, Ticonderoga, 12883
Ti Arts Downtown Gallery
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119 Montcalm St, Ticonderoga, 12883
Erin C. Hall Studio
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6588 Main Street, Westport, 12993
Ticonderoga Historical Society
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6 Moses Circle, Ticonderoga, 12883
Elizabethtown Social Center
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7626 US Rt 9, Elizabethtown, 12932
Creative Bloc Paint & Sip
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4394 Main Street, Port Henry, 12974
Champlain Valley Film Society
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PO Box 743, Willsboro, 12996
Essex Theatre Company
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2756 Essex-Charlotte Ferry/Masonic Lodge
PO Box 117, Essex, 12936
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The Whallonsburg Grange,The Whallonsburg Grange
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Westport Heritage House,Westport Heritage House
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Essex County Fairgrounds,Essex County Fairgrounds
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